Aug 29, 2018 18:11 Asia/Tehran
  • Lavrov:  US scenario for Syria failed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the United States’ scenario for Syria to change the political system in the country has failed.

Iran Press/Europe: "This is not the first time different US administrations place the task of changing the regimes they dislike above common goals of eradicating terrorism and extremism. This was in Iraq and Libya, and they are trying to do so in Syria, I would even say they tried to do so in Syria and they failed," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed on Wednesday at a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir.

Lavrov also said that he had informed his Saudi counterpart "about the efforts Russia has been making in coordination with the countries of the region in order to create conditions for the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their places of permanent residence in Syria.

"We call on the United Nations and all its' agencies to play a more active role in creating conditions for the return of refugees and displaced persons, including the modernization and reconstruction of social and economic infrastructure facilities," the Russian foreign minister stressed.

Representatives of Iran, Turkey and Russia have agreed on the draft of a final statement to be issued at the 10th Syria international peace conference.

The ninth round of Syria peace talks participated by representatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey as well as the UN chief's special envoy on Syria was held in Astana in May 2018.

More than 330,000 people have been killed in Syria and millions have been driven from their homes since the conflict began in March 2011, and the infrastructure of the country destroyed.

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